SSAFA Superheroes 'Spring' into action for RAF nursery
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The RAF Cosford In Service Committee donned their Superhero outfits to bring Easter cheer to the Spring Nursery. Situated adjacent to one of the areas of married quarters, the nursery provides the pre-school facility to over 90 children from the RAF Cosford and local community. Each child was presented with an Easter goodie bag containing a SSAFA Bear, balloon, stickers and a Cadburys Easter Egg kindly donated by Richard Jenkins, Contract Manager, RAF Cosford, ESS Defence, by Batman, Spiderman and a Ninja Turtle, along with other dedicated members of the committee.
The aim of the gesture was twofold, firstly to generate awareness of what the In Service committee does at RAF Cosford, providing grants, Community Volunteers and an extensive range of fund raising events to support the needs of the local populous. Secondly, the committee have committed to give the nursery a DIY SOS makeover during the month of May, decorating every room in pastel colours, glossing, replacing cupboard doors and finally landscaping and tiding the outside areas, so the children can enjoy the sunshine.
WO Dickson, Chair of the Committee, aka Batman explains “The task is a large undertaking and will be completed over a four week period (29 April – 23 May) predominately in the evenings, due to the nursery remaining open during the period. Although the committee will play an integral part, financing, planning and painting, this awareness event is to encourage parents/ helpers to sign up and give an hour of their time to pick up a brush and assist the team.
A similar sign up event was held for RAF Cosford permanent staff the day before, with volunteers comprising of parents, RAF Cosford staff and students currently amounting to around 40 spread throughout the period. A true whole force effort involving every corner of the station and beyond, which will enhance the nursery for years to come, a project we feel embraces the true ethos of SSAFA”